Just Another Lying Politician?


February 13, 2009 – It’s Friday the 13th and we might live to see Saturday the 14th.  Washington is gearing up to loosen a FLOOD of money into our economy.  But will it work to stimulate?  Not right away at least but as one pundit put it (can’t remember the name – old guy problem) […]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: Catalina and Harry’s


February 16, 2009 – Harry’s restaurant was a home owned by Catalina’s father during the first Spanish Period in St. Augustine.  When she was ten-years-old they moved to the interior of Cuba.  She eventually married, but she always missed the view, the ships, and the harbor of beloved St. Augustine.  Her father dies and left […]

Prayer for the President (even if he gets on your nerves)


February 9, 2009 – Okay.  It appears that I was wrong!  I predicted, though not to many people, that Obama would shut down the Office of Faith Based Initiatives started by W.  Yesterday the Wall Street Journal mentioned Obama’s initiative which is described by the Presidential Prayer Team as the “President’s Council on Faith.  By […]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: Ghosts in St. Augustine


February 9, 2009 ST. AUGUSTINE – Oh yeah!  There are ghosts in St. Augustine!  Just ask, for instance, the people who work at Harry’s Restaurant on San Marco.  They will tell you all about the upstairs resident who has appeared and disappeared for years.  But she doesn’t leave to go back to Ohio, Iowa, or […]

Something Doesn’t Smell Right…


February 4, 2009 – Whew!  We almost got two more tax crooks in the Obama cabinet.  But we were saved, if you can believe it, by the New York Times (NYT) Op-ed page.  I don’t know who wrote about it because I don’t read that slanted rag.  Can’t believe anyone does but it appears that […]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: 30 Can Gary


February 5, 2009 – Down in Miami, a friend of mine, known as 30 Can Gary for the amount of beer he drank every day, decided that times were getting tougher – work was nonexistent even for a cement finisher – and it was time to steal beer. He did. For a long time. For […]

Tax Problems and Chicago Politics in Washington


February 2, 2009 – I’m guilty of reading that right wing extremist publication called The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). But I’m highly educated in business and I’ve yet to find a better source for the truth. You can compare the “What’s News” section to the headlines and articles in your local paper and see the […]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: Horses, Holes and Cowboys


1/31/09 – Sometimes people are just like material things: they’re around for a while and then they go. Sometimes they come back, but sometimes it’s the wrong time to return to those “days of yesteryear” because – for the right reasons – you’ve moved onward and upward. This is one of those stories. Return with […]

Leadership… Where?

John C. Maxwell

January 31, 2009 What is a citizen supposed to do? The economy stinks. The war on terror continues – maybe? Politicians don’t have solutions. Journalists don’t have the answers and we all know how smart they are. Smart men have run companies into the ground and even under it. Seems smart women are under the […]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: Critters


Friday January 30, 2009 St. Augustine, FL After a sleepless, wet night I realized my cat had a toy in my bed. In Miami, the local critters visited every night but they never brought playthings to me. When I slept they would lick my hands for the salt crusted on my skin from spending much […]